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Fat-Based Molecules are Key to Zika Virus Infection

Researchers from PNNL have helped colleagues at OHSU identify lipid molecules required for Zika infection in human cells. The specific lipids involved could also be a clue to why the virus primarily infects brain tissue.
31-Jul-2020 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Influx of Electric Vehicles Accelerates Need for Grid Planning

A new PNNL report says the western U.S. bulk power system can reliably support projected growth of up to 24 million electric vehicles through 2028, but challenges will arise as EV adoption grows beyond that threshold. This study is the most...
28-Jul-2020 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

PNNL’s Vapor Detection Technology Named GeekWire’s ‘Innovation of the Year’

A PNNL-developed technology that can quickly detect explosive vapors, deadly chemicals and illicit drugs with unparalleled accuracy has been named the 2020 Innovation of the Year by GeekWire, the Seattle-based technology news company.
28-Jul-2020 6:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Pioneering Materials Scientist James De Yoreo Receives Distinguished Scientist Fellow Award

Pioneering materials scientist James De Yoreo receives Distinguished Scientist Fellow award. The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science bestows one of its highest honors on PNNL materials scientist.
22-Jul-2020 1:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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PNNL Waives Fee to Test-Drive Portfolio of Intellectual Property

To help spur economic development and assist in the battle against COVID-19, PNNL is making available its entire portfolio of patented technologies on a research trial basis—at no cost—for six months.
11-Jun-2020 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Marine Energy Devices Likely Pose Minimal Impacts to Marine Life, Report Shows

On World Oceans Day, an international team of marine scientists reports that the potential impact of marine renewable energy to marine life is likely small or undetectable, though there is still uncertainty around some issues.
8-Jun-2020 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Global Environmental Changes Leading to Shorter, Younger Trees

Ongoing environmental changes are transforming forests worldwide, resulting in shorter and younger trees. Researchers found that a range of factors, including rising temperatures and carbon dioxide levels, have caused a dramatic decrease in the age...
24-May-2020 10:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Onboard Separation Technology Set to Improve Fuel Economy

A technology developed by researchers at PNNL could pave the way for increased fuel economy and lower greenhouse gas emissions as part of an octane-on-demand fuel-delivery system. The system separates ethanol-blended gasoline into high- and...
21-May-2020 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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